The student newspaper of, by, and for Ames High School.


The student newspaper of, by, and for Ames High School.


The student newspaper of, by, and for Ames High School.


English Teacher Mr. Webb enjoys hanging out with his colleagues.

Life of James Webb

Sherry Wang, Guest Writer January 17, 2023

Every day, James Webb gets to school bright and early. But he is not there to learn. He’s got a boatload of tasks to accomplish to prepare for his high school students.  Ames High School English...

A Short Opinion Essay on Tanning

A Short Opinion Essay on Tanning

Elaina Johnson, Reviews Editor January 9, 2023

Looking at me, there is no question that I am very pale. Even in the summer, I glow in the sun like Edward from Twilight. For reference, in Fenty beauty’s famous shade range of foundations, I am the...

Ms. Polashek conducting the Ames High Orchestra in the fall of 2021.

Ms. Polashek: A Lifetime of Music

Lily Lupardus, Editor-in-Chief January 5, 2023

*Interview sections are from Ms. Polashek's retirement article, June 2022 On November 21, 2022, former orchestra teacher Ms. Polashek died in her sleep two years after being diagnosed with Amyotrophic...

Dough of the winning cookies.

The Battle for the Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

Elaina Johnson, Reviews Editor December 15, 2022

I have been baking and cooking for as long as I can remember, but I have always just used a random recipe on pinterest for staple recipes, forget to pin it and use a different one next time. My goal with...

Qatar Stadium at the Fifa World Cup 2022 by TubiTV Corporate

To World Cup Or Not To World Cup?

David Lee, Multimedia Editor December 13, 2022

In 2010, when the Federation Internationale de Football Association (or FIFA) announced that Qatar was the hosting nation of the 2022 FIFA World Cup, a barrage of investigations began to research who Qatar...

Ames Highs new auditorium

Ames High Theater’s New Life

Lily Lupardus, Editor-in-Chief December 6, 2022

One of the nicest features of the new Ames High building is our auditorium. Widely regarded as the most advanced auditorium in the state, access to the new features included has added new life to Ames...

Madrigal Dinner Is Around the Corner!

Madrigal Dinner Is Around the Corner!

David Lee, Multimedia Manger November 29, 2022

Did someone say Madrigal? Let’s travel back in time to the days when Kings and Queens reigned! Let’s sit and dine with knights from lands afar, dance together with the lords and ladies, be entertained...

WEB Staff member Elaina Johnson entering Little Woods tea shop on Main Street

Tasty Tea-Day: Little Woods Review

The Ames High WEB staff recently took a trip to Little Woods, a tea shop on Main Street. There, an assortment of tea was sampled and compiled into this review. London Fog - Ellyn  Compared to other...

The Battle for the Best Cinnamon Roll

The Battle for the Best Cinnamon Roll

Elaina Johnson, Reviews Editor November 1, 2022

I tried out 4 recipes for a classic cinnamon roll, all claiming to be the best and here are my findings:  4.  At the bottom was the one hour cinnamon rolls from Kindly Unspoken. First of all, this...

Mr. Ewan, former band director and future photographer.

Mr. Ewan’s Farewell: What’s a Summer?

Sophia Cordoba and Sofia Mamakos May 23, 2022

After 27 years of teaching at Ames High, Mr. Ewan- an icon of the Ames band community- is set to retire. Mr. Ewan’s journey in the band started much like any other student. At Fellows Elementary, he...

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